Troy Hosts Tallent: E Street Band Bassist Brings His Solo Tour to The Hangar With Eddie Angel

April 12th, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg

Here’s some more big Greater Nippertown club scene news – especially for Springsteen fans…

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Garry Tallent – only remaining original member of the E Street Band (other than Mr. Springsteen himself, of course) – is coming to the Hangar on the Hudson in Troy at 8pm on Tuesday, May 9.

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After 46 years as a sideman, playing bass alongside Springsteen, Tallent finally took the big leap and stepped into the spotlight himself last year with the release of his debut solo album, Break Time. The album is chockfull of Tallent’s original songs that resonate with the energy of early rock & roll, from Cajun to rockabilly, from honky-tonk to R&B. Co-produced by Tallent and Rensselaer native and Los Straitjackets guitarslinger Eddie Angel, the album also features guest appearances by Doug Kershaw, Duane Eddy, Kristi Rose and E Street Band mate Nils Lofgren.

And now Tallent is about to embark on his first-ever solo tour later this month, backed by a band led by – you guessed it – Eddie Angel.

Priced at $25, tickets for Garry Tallent’s concert at The Hangar are slated to go on sale on Friday (April 14) via brownpapertickets.com.

TALLENT TRIVIA

The last time that Garry Tallent played the Local 518 in a non-Springsteen capacity was way back in 1995 when he played bass for the Delevantes at the now-defunct Metro in Saratoga Springs in support of the band’s Tallent-produced album, Long About That Time.

Check out the Eddie Angel cover story on the current issue of Blue Suede News.

By the way, Angel isn’t the only Local 518 connection to Tallent. Dave Durocher (another Nippertown expat currently living in Nashville and probably best known around these parts as the drummer for the crack ’80s rockabilly combo Jeannie & the Hurricanes) co-wrote a pair of tracks on Break Time with Tallent – “Charlene” and “Ants in Her Pants.”

Check out Dave Durocher’s interview with Tallent from 2015: